Democrats and many in the media are falsely saying that the phony Russia dossier was some sort of bipartisan effort. As The Washington Post’s Aaron Blake points out, the dossier’s author “was only funded by Democrats.” The Democrats also lied about funding it for a year.
4) Yes, the dossier was funded by Democrats
Some of the pushback on the left has focused on the fact that a still-unidentified Republican client retained Fusion GPS to do research on Trump before the Clinton campaign and the DNC. Thus, they argue, it's wrong to say the dossier was just funded by Democrats.
But the dossier's author, Steele, wasn't brought into the mix until after Democrats retained Fusion GPS. So while both sides paid Fusion GPS, Steele was only funded by Democrats.
Tom Perez should explain why his DNC sat on this information for a year. Instead of coming clean with the American people about how the DNC funded this Kremlin-sourced dossier, their response is essentially just: “New phone, who dis?”
Folks involved in funding this lied about it, and with sanctimony, for a year https://t.co/vXKRV1wRJc— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) October 24, 2017
The entire leadership of the DNC is unaware of its activities from only a year ago? https://t.co/UjqSqod5iV— Alex Griswold (@HashtagGriswold) October 25, 2017